The Porous City: the short-listed proposals for a mobile cultural space in Bangalore

Posted on May 14, 2009

In January this year CitySpinning invited design proposals for the DOT (Demonstrating Outdoor Tactics), a configuration for a mobile cultural space for Bangalore.

Proposals were short-listed in April and then every participant was requested to license their proposal under an open-content license before the entries were shared with the world on the web and soon through a print publication and exhibition.

All the proposals short-listed as part of the POROUS CITY process are presented below. More details about the mobile.culture publication will be available soon. All the proposals are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 India License [link].

An exhibition of the proposals and some texts on them is being planned in Bangalore in June (details soon). The DOT will actually be made through a two-part design workshop being planned with Meeta Jain where numerous architects, designers, imaginers and competition participants in India will talk and work together on a functional design for the streets of Bangalore.

The proposals follow:

Amrita Ravimohan & Ekta Idnany

From Mumbai, India for THE DOT MATRIX

The Dot Matrix by Ekta & Amrita, page 1

The Dot Matrix by Ekta & Amrita, page 1

ekta_amrita_1_page_2

The Dot Matrix by Ekta & Amrita, page 2


Azeer Attari & Dominic Anthony

From Mumbai, India for KHEL: THE INTERACTIVE LEARNING CART

KHEL, image 1

KHEL, image 1

KHEL, image 2

KHEL, image 2

KHEL, image 3

KHEL, image 3

KHEL, image 4

KHEL, image 4

KHEL, image 5

KHEL, image 5

KHEL, image 6

KHEL, image 6

KHEL, image 7

KHEL, image 7


Benoît Maubrey

From Brück, Germany for CYBER-BIRDS

Cyber-birds: mobile multi-media screens, page 1

Cyber-birds: mobile multi-media screens, page 1

Cyber-birds: mobile multi-media screens, page 2

Cyber-birds: mobile multi-media screens, page 2

Cyber-birds: mobile multi-media screens, page 3

Cyber-birds: mobile multi-media screens, page 3


Elina Moreau Braunstein

From Sydney, Australia for PAVILION

Pavilion (big image)

Pavilion (big image)


Harry Westbrook & Nash Colundular

From London, UK for BODY SUIT

Body Suit, page 1

Bodysuit, page 1

Body Suit, page2

Body Suit, page 2


Heron-Mazy Studio, J.P. Maruszczak & Roger Connah & Asst: Ryan Manning

From USA for SIX SCRIPTS

Six Scripts for a Kite Running Architecture, page 1

Six Scripts for a Kite Running Architecture, page 1

Six Scripts for a Kite Running Architecture, page 2

Six Scripts for a Kite Running Architecture, page 2

Six Scripts for a Kite Running Architecture, page 3

Six Scripts for a Kite Running Architecture, page 3

Six Scripts for a Kite Running Architecture, page 4

Six Scripts for a Kite Running Architecture, page 4

Six Scripts for a Kite Running Architecture, page 5

Six Scripts for a Kite Running Architecture, page 5

Six Scripts for a Kite Running Architecture, page 6

Six Scripts for a Kite Running Architecture, page 6

Six Scripts for a Kite Running Architecture, page 7

Six Scripts for a Kite Running Architecture, page 7


Jelena Grujic and Lea Skrinjar

From Novi Sad & Belgrade, Serbia for PPMT

PPMT, page 1

PPMT, page 1

PPMT, page 2

PPMT, page 2


Jimini Hignett

From Amsterdam, The Netherlands for ART BAR

Art Bar, page 1

Art Bar, page 1

Art Bar, page 2

Art Bar, page 2

Art Bar, page 3

Art Bar, page 3

Art Bar, page 5

Art Bar, page 5


Joao Caria Lopes

From Lisbon, Portugal for ART-CLOSET

Art Closet, page 1

Art Closet, page 1

Art Closet, page 2

Art Closet, page 2

Art Closet, page 3

Art Closet, page 3

Art Closet, page 4

Art Closet, page 4

Art Closet, page 5

Art Closet, page 5


Joseph Choma

From New York, USA for UNTITLED

CHOMA, page 1

CHOMA, page 1

CHOMA, page 2

CHOMA, page 2

CHOMA, page 3

CHOMA, page 3

CHOMA, page 4

CHOMA, page 4


Miguel Valério

From Amsterdam, The Netherlands for BALLOON

Balloon, page 1

Balloon, page 1

Balloon, page 2

Balloon, page 2

Balloon, page 3

Balloon, page 3

Balloon, page 4

Balloon, page 4

Balloon, page 5

Balloon, page 5

Balloon, page 6

Balloon, page 6


Nick Tobier

From Detroit & Ann Arbor, USA for CRATE CULTURE

Crate Culture, page 1

Crate Culture, page 1

Crate Culture, page 2

Crate Culture, page 2

Crate Culture, page 3

Crate Culture, page 3

Crate Culture, page 4

Crate Culture, page 4

Crate Culture, page 5

Crate Culture, page 5

Crate Culture, page 6

Crate Culture, page 6


Petar Bojovic & Slobodan Krsmanovic

From Belgrade, Serbia for SILKY RING

Silky Ring, page 1

Silky Ring, page 1

Silky Ring, page 2

Silky Ring, page 2

Silky Ring, page 3

Silky Ring, page 3


Shyamanta Shekhar, Harshavardhan, Srinivas, Sujay Kuncham, Vishnuvardhan

From Bangalore, India for FORUM

Forum, page 1

Forum, page 1

Forum, page 2

Forum, page 2


Stewart Hicks & Allison Newmeyer

From Illinois, USA for MOMO

MOMO, page 1

MOMO, page 1

MOMO, page 2

MOMO, page 2

MOMO, page 3

MOMO, page 3

MOMO, page 4

MOMO, page 4

MOMO, page 5

MOMO, page 5

MOMO, page 6

MOMO, page 6

MOMO, page 7

MOMO, page 7

MOMO, page 5

MOMO, page 8

MOMO, page 9

MOMO, page 9

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